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Combined technology for facial animation

Facial animation is about to become even more realistic. By combining two types of technology – 3D scanning capabilities as well as a motion-capture system – Microsoft is able to zero in on the temporal and spatial resolutions of a face. The result is more detailed faces that can be used in video games, movies, Continue Reading

Integrating Kinect with the shopping experience

Whole Foods Market, the Texas-based national grocery chain of natural and organic food, was recently added to the list of businesses implementing the technology of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor in its own practices. The prototype, which was introduced this week, is of a shopping cart that is available to VIP, or “loyalty,” customers. This cart will Continue Reading

Artificial vision focuses on potatoes

Image courtesy of the USDA

In the past six months, ComputerVision has made headlines for its work in the agricultural industry: first with oranges, then with strawberries, and now with potatoes. In collaboration with the British Potato Council, the Centre for Vision and Robotics Research at the University of Lincoln has created a machine that is able to detect defective Continue Reading